Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:47 AM
Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:30 PM
Why do you want to remove it? Is it causing problems?
If it's icons that show up in the System Tray of the Taskbar, you can probably prevent them from starting when you boot the computer via msconfig, Startup tab.
Click Start, type msconfig, right click on msconfig.exe at top and select Run as Administrator.
Click on the Startup tab.
Disable all Nvidia entries.
That should do it. Driver will still be installed, just the "extra" programs won't be running.
Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:42 PM
Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:42 PM
You said you tried to delete it. How did you do this?
Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:56 PM
Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:34 PM
Anyway, just disable it from msconfig as I showed in post #2.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:29 PM
Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:31 PM
Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:35 PM
Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:40 PM
Still haven't answered my question about disabling the program via msconfig as I gave directions to do. Did you do this or not?
You can always do a restore to Factory New State, which will put the computer back like it was the day you bought it. Just have to backup and data you don't want to lose. Let me know if this sounds like something you might want to do or at least think about doing.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:26 PM
Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:56 AM
If I could add my 2 cents, I feel sorry for Sharon Lee because of the troubles experienced as I feel the same about 'unwanted software'.
NVidia GeForce Experience (GFE) is a kind of utility/control panel related to your games/graphics card drivers. It allows you to look at what games you can 'optimise' the drivers for and also sits in the background searching for the latest updates to your graphics card drivers. It probably does more but that's the extent of my knowledge and it's all I've ever used it for.
It will also show you various advertisements (nothing malicious) when installing updated drivers, for example, from NVidia and its partners.
You do not need NVidia GFE to be able to install your NVidia graphics card drivers. It is a program that is surplus to minimum requirements.
I recently got rid of NVidia GFE from this computer because it was starting to annoy me. When I right-clicked on the system tray icon and clicked Exit, the icon disappeared for a few seconds and then re-appeared and kept doing this until I manually ended the process via Task Manager. I do not like it when a program tries to take over control. It is for the same reason that I stopped using TuneUp Utilities several years ago - that was also doing things that I did not ask it to do. It is for the same reason that I prefer that Adobe notifies me of updates and does not update itself until I tell it to, rather than update automatically (I might be in the middle of a game and it starts updating - not good!).
Fortunately, I had no problems uninstalling NVidia GFE. I simply did it via Control Panel - Programs - Uninstall a Program and it's gone.
I don't think there is a 'tool' for the complete removal of NVidia GFE, like you get with some Antivirus software. I wonder if, Ztruker, you could possibly find a way to remove all references to NVidia GFE from Sharon's system as I don't know enough about the Windows Registry etc. to be able to help to that end.
Perhaps, Sharon, you could take a screenshot of your msconfig/startup and msconfig/services when sorted in order of manufacturer and show what entries there are relating to NVidia and we could go from there? I would post the instructions but maybe Ztruker would disagree that this is necessary.
If you have in fact done what Ztruker asked then maybe your slowness issues are not related to NVidia GFE, but something else? You say you have had the computer for 6 months and it always had NVidia GFE on it, so why do you think GFE has slowed it down now, all of a sudden? You say your problems started when you tried to uninstall it, you mentioned Revo uninstaller. Have you downloaded any other programs that you may have thought would help you to remove NVidia GFE? Your problem may be related to malware, which is a whole other ballgame!
Sorry if I'm getting ahead of myself and going 5 steps ahead instead of waiting for a reply but unfortunately I don't have time to monitor the replies and I ultimately leave it to Ztruker to give advice as to the next steps to be taken Just wanted to give my 2 cents, which turned into 6 cents
Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:21 AM
Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:38 AM
The man at the shop probably thought he was doing a good thing, given your age, as NVidia GeForce Experience will automatically keep your drivers up-to-date and that can only be a good thing (as your PC will be less vulnerable to threats/viruses and crashes due to driver conflicts) and perhaps he thought you wouldn't know how to keep your drivers up-to-date by yourself. Also he wouldn't have known that when you tried to uninstall GFE you would run into these problems.
That being said, I completely agree with your point that he shouldn't have done it. IT people are often accused (and rightly so) of 'overkill' in trying to organise other people's computers for them, ignoring their specific requests and going above and beyond what has been asked of them. I'm guilty of that BUT I always explain first what my recommendations are and then ask for permission to carry out the recommended changes. And I do all of this for free, much like the good people on this forum, as I don't have an IT business. The man in the shop should have first explained to you what the software is for and then asked for your permission to install it. That would be the ideal situation, but we live in an imperfect world!
If I was you, I would explain the problems you're having and
Edited by Tyskie, 05 March 2014 - 07:43 AM.
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